Conor O'Shea signed off as the Harlequins director of Rugby in one of the worst week's of the club's history. The club dropped out of the Champions Cup places following a 62-24 thrashing at the hands of the Exeter Chiefs, before the tragic news of 20-year-old prop Seb Adeniran-Olule's death.
O'Shea's last game in charge was the Challenge Cup final against Montpeiller on Friday. With the last play of the game, Harlequins had the ball and needed a score to draw the game.
Even people with the most basic knowledge of rugby would know that when it's the LAST PLAY OF THE GAME, and you need a score - you probably should keep hold of the ball instead of kicking it away to the opposition.
But clearly somewhere in Ben Botica's life - no coach or youth coach told him about this:
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Ironically/suspiciously Botica has already signed a contract with Montpeiller to play for them from next season. Hmmm
The loss consigns Harlequins to a Challenge Cup spot for next year.
Not how Conor O'Shea would have wanted to go out.